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Join comedian, musician, and pirate geek Phil Johnson as he explores the history and pop culture of pirates. Interviews with leading historians, actors, artists, writers, musicians, pirate festival organizers, and more.

Join comedian, musician, and pirate geek Phil Johnson as he explores the history and pop culture of pirates. Interviews with leading historians, actors, artists, writers, musicians, pirate festival organizers, and more.
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San Jose, CA

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Join comedian, musician, and pirate geek Phil Johnson as he explores the history and pop culture of pirates. Interviews with leading historians, actors, artists, writers, musicians, pirate festival organizers, and more.

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English


Episodes

195 Rachel Eldridge of Brethren of the North East Sea

6/18/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Talking with Rachel Eldridge of Brethren of the North East Sea aka B.O.N.E.S. This New England band has been making the rounds of the Ren Faire and Pirate Fest scenes since 2011 and we dig into some of the psyche of Ren players. In this episode: Introverts vs extroverts in the faire scene How important it is to find your pod of people Dealing with mic fright Under The Crossbones is a...

Duration:00:43:31

194 Haakon Vatle of Storm Weather Shanty Choir

6/11/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Haakon Vatle leads Norway's Storm Weather Shanty Choir. He's got some great tour stories and actually uses sea shanties on a ship he's the general manager for. In this episode: How his time on a Norwegian tall ship taught him about the real life usefulness of sea shanties How a couple super hardcore fans made their first Japanese tour happen How accepting a gig as a wedding band turned into...

Duration:00:33:27

193 Eric Mueller of Pirates Press

6/4/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Eric Mueller is the owner of Pirates Press in Emeryville, CA They're the industry's largest vinyl pressing company working with all the big names on really unique vinyl releases and a lot more. In this episode: All about the modern vinyl record biz How they built from a bedroom operation to one of the world's biggest pressing companies Why the name and how it's a little misrepresentative of...

Duration:00:50:00

192 Rebekah Harris of Silverella

5/28/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Rebekah Harris is the owner of Silverella, a nautical themed jewelry company based in Montauk. I'm not even much of a jewelry guy and I want to get my hands on her works of art. Really unique stuff. And she's got great stories about her haphazard hometown and the wilds of the New York diamond district. In this episode: What really sells a piece of jewelry more so than the actual gems and...

Duration:00:40:05

191 Treva Etienne of Pirates of the Caribbean

5/21/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Treva Etienne played the pirate Koehler in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and can current be seen in Bosch on Amazon Prime. In this episode: Growing up and learning theater in London How he developed a backstory for Koehler Acting as a team sport The future of fame The responsibilities of film makers All the stuff he's working on now Under The Crossbones is a...

Duration:00:56:38

190 The Shipwreck Rats

5/14/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. The Shipwreck Rats from Berlin, Germany play "fast and evil" Scottish and Irish Pirate Folk music. In this episode: Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing and Prop...

Duration:00:40:52

189 Randy Gnatowsky aka Constable Heartless of Blackbeard's Crew

5/7/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Randy Gnatowsky aka Constable Heartless is a retired police office and captain of Blackbeard's Crew, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on 18th century historical reenactment and education. In this episode: Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture:...

Duration:00:35:52

188 The Jolly Rogers

4/30/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. All five members of the Jolly Rogers are on the show today! We delve into the long running band's epic pirate music career. In this episode: Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival...

Duration:00:35:38

187 Steve Genett of A Pirate's Book of Days

4/23/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Steve Genett is the creator of A Pirate's Book of Days. Inside this really cool phone app you'll get a daily bit of pirate history, and location searchable database of pirate museums, festivals, and attractions around the world, and more. In this episode: A Pirate's Book of Days is available in your favorite app store for iPhone and Android phones. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all...

Duration:00:45:39

186 Wolfbeard O'Brady of Dread Crew of Oddwood

4/16/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Reece Miller aka Wolfbeard O'Brady is the singer and accordionist for The Dread Crew of Oddwood, the pirate metal world's least electric band. I mean, they're still super exciting. They just don't plug things in. In this episode: Grab yourself some Dread Crew of Oddwood on Amazon and help support the show! - https://amzn.to/2UnpBTz Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate...

Duration:00:43:11

185 Be More Pirate author Sam Conniff

4/9/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Sam Conniff is an entrepreneur and author of the book "Be More Pirate". It's an examination of how pirates rewrote the rules of their time and weaponized storytelling to change the world around them. And then, how we use those lessons in our own time to make our world better? In this episode: Get yourself a copy of Be More Pirate and help support the show! https://amzn.to/2G0zscX Under...

Duration:00:54:15

184 Brad Lee Howard of Pyrates Royale

4/2/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Brad Lee Howard leads The Pyrates Royale, the longest running band in pirate fest history. In our talk we dig into Brad's formative years including classical music, 1970's standup comedy, Mad Magazine, rugby, and more. In this episode: Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people...

Duration:00:52:08

183 Zachary Stocks on The Lady Washington

3/26/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Zachary Stocks is the Program Development Officer for Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, home to the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. And my co-host this week, Cheryl Jones, spent a week volunteering on the Lady Washington 15 years ago. So we get some good "then and now" storytelling about the ship. In this episode: Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your...

Duration:00:41:02

182 Indie Wrestler Graeme Buckie aka The Buccaneer

3/19/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Graeme Bucky aka The Buccaneer is an indie wrestler from Australia. Nick Hoffman sits in with me today and Graeme teaches us about the unique storytelling vehicle that is wrestling. In this episode: Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors,...

Duration:00:42:48

181 Bradley Williamson of Treasure Expeditions

3/12/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Bradley Williamson is the CEO of Treasure Expeditions and we dig into his parallel interests in treasure hunting and genetic engineering. In this episode: Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists,...

Duration:01:01:34

180 Capt James Hawk of the Krewe of the Scarlett Fortuna

3/5/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Capt James Hawk runs the Krewe of the Scarlett Fortuna, a nonprofit organization to promote reading among children. In this episode: Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing...

Duration:00:53:54

179 Jess Dobie of Switch Sails and Jenai Marek

2/26/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Jess Dobie is co-owner of Switch Sails in Brisbane, Australia. They specialize in sails for yachts and racing ships. They've also made sails for some of your favorite pirate films. We'll find out about the cutting edge in modern sail-making and the growing number of people retiring on the sea instead of in a Winnebago. We'll also catch up with author Jenai Marek (previously heard in ep 128)...

Duration:00:39:13

178 Marc Paquien - Treasure Island Board Game Creator

2/19/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Marc Paquien is the creator of the board game "Treasure Island". In the game, one player "hides" the treasure and the other players ask questions and make calculations to find it. Beyond that simple description, it's a game with all sorts of unique angles. We talk about Marc's creative process when designing a new game including how he works from the idea of evoking a particular emotion with...

Duration:00:35:10

177 Moonsun Kim of Whispers in the Wind

2/12/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Moonsun Kim is the creator of the pirate web comic "Whispers in the Wind". We travel to the outskirts of Paris to talk with Moonsun about her early art training, how she became obsessed with the pirate story in her head, her tools of choice, and her time in Korea to find out more about her own culture. Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson...

Duration:00:40:07

176 Daniel Bjorkbacka aka Joe Blackheart of Pat Razket

2/5/2019
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Comments or Questions? Email me at phil@underthecrossbones.com or join us on Facebook or Twitter. Daniel Bjorkbacka aka Joe Blackheart is the founder and banjo player of Sweden's Pat Razket. We dig into the band's background as a party and wedding band, the idea to become pirates, and the moment that convinced them to have a great show but also work harder on their music. And work harder, they have! Their 2nd album Deeds and Debts is fantastic. And you can get it right here:...

Duration:00:46:59